With the growth in popularity of data modeling, there have emerged an increasing number of data modeling tool options on the market. As with any good or service, however, there is a wide range of options available, and it is important to choose ‘the right tool for the right job’. A professional organization should choose an enterprise-class modeling tool. Just as a major organization wouldn’t run its accounting department using a simple spreadsheet, the same organization shouldn’t use a simple drawing tool for its data management initiatives.

While the exhaustive list of features required in an enterprise modeling tool are beyond the scope of this book, some of the main differentiators that you should look for in an ...

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